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Analysis of population genetic structure and gene flow in an annual plant before and after a rapid evolutionary response to drought

Rachel S. Welt, Amy Litt and Steven J. Franks.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biological Sciences. 6900 words.

The impact of environmental change on population structure is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the effect of a climate change event on gene flow over space and time in two...

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The behavioural ecology of climbing plants

Ernesto Gianoli.

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P ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Physiology; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7959 words.

Climbing plants require an external support to grow vertically and enhance light acquisition. Vines that find a suitable support have greater performance and fitness than those that remain...

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Causes and consequences of contrasting genetic structure in sympatrically growing and closely related species

Ivan Radosavljević, Zlatko Satovic and Zlatko Liber.

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P ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 8718 words.

Gene flow, natural selection and genetic drift are processes that play a major role in shaping the genetic structure of natural populations. In addition, genetic structures of individual...

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Diversity and population structure of a dominant deciduous tree based on morphological and genetic data

Qin-di Zhang, Rui-Zhi Jia, Chao Meng, Chao-Wen Ti and Yi-Ling Wang.

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P ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics; Plant Evolution. 7277 words.

Knowledge of the genetic diversity and structure of tree species across their geographic ranges is essential for sustainable use and management of forest ecosystems. Acer grosseri Pax., an...

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Diversity of sexual systems within different lineages of the genus <i>Silene</i>

Inés Casimiro-Soriguer, Maria L. Buide and Eduardo Narbona.

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P ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 7854 words.

Species and populations can be categorized by their sexual systems, depending on the spatial distribution of female and male reproductive structures within and among plants. Although a high...

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DNA barcodes from four loci provide poor resolution of taxonomic groups in the genus <i>Crataegus</i>

Mehdi Zarrei, Nadia Talent, Maria Kuzmina, Jeanette Lee, Jensen Lund, Paul R. Shipley, Saša Stefanović and Timothy A. Dickinson.

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P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 13433 words.

DNA barcodes can facilitate identification of organisms especially when morphological characters are limited or unobservable. To what extent this potential is realized in specific groups of...

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DNA barcodes successfully identified Macaronesian <i>Lotus</i> (Leguminosae) species within early diverged lineages of Cape Verde and mainland Africa

Dario I. Ojeda, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, Felicia Oliva-Tejera, Ruth Jaen-Molina, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Águedo Marrero-Rodríguez and Quentin Cronk.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5245 words.

Plant DNA barcoding currently relies on the application of a two-locus combination, matK + rbcL. Despite the universality of these two gene regions across plants, it is suspected that this...

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Evolutionary site-number changes of ribosomal DNA loci during speciation: complex scenarios of ancestral and more recent polyploid events

Marcela Rosato, Juan C. Moreno-Saiz, José A. Galián and Josep A. Rosselló.

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 6609 words.

Several genome duplications have been identified in the evolution of seed plants, providing unique systems for studying karyological processes promoting diversification and speciation....

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Fine-scale genetic differentiation of a temperate herb: relevance of local environments and demographic change

Yasuhiro Sato and Hiroshi Kudoh.

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P ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Evolution. 7074 words.

The genetic structure of a plant species is shaped by environmental adaptation and demographic factors, but their relative contributions are still unknown. To examine the environment- or...

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Fishing for nutrients in heterogeneous landscapes: modelling plant growth trade-offs in monocultures and mixed communities

Simon Antony Croft, Jonathan W. Pitchford and Angela Hodge.

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P ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 8370 words.

The problem of how best to find and exploit essential resources, the quality and locations of which are unknown, is common throughout biology. For plants, the need to grow an efficient root...

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